Natuurgebied De Manteling

You will find an area called “De Manteling” on the north side of the island Walcheren in the province of Zeeland. The unique forest was formed as a result of the sea breeze and protects North West Walcheren against the cold sea wind, hence the name “De Manteling”, as it acts like Walcheren’s ‘mantel’ (cloak). This area was inhabited by rich merchants for centuries, mainly from Middelburg, who had arranged for a country house to be built here ... It’s now a protected nature reserve and is regularly ‘used’ by visitors wishing to enjoy nature and by people who walk through the area on their way to the beach. Castle Westhove is also situated in De Manteling and is certainly worth a visit.